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NHS SBS secures place in major national framework agreement

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has won a place on a major new national framework agreement for the provision of corporate services to all NHS bodies in England and Wales.

NHS SBS provides a range of finance and accounting, digital, procurement and workforce services for the health service, and will join the Back Office Systems, Services and Support framework, which runs until the end of January 2026.

Created by NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), which is hosted by Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, the framework covers four lots – with NHS SBS securing a place on all four lots:

  • Lot 1: Payroll, HR and Workforce Services
  • Lot 2: Finance and Accounting
  • Lot 3: Procurement Services
  • Lot 4: Procure to Pay

NHS SBS was the sole awarded provider for Lot 2 and Lot 4 on the framework agreement.

SoEPS intends the new framework to provide a streamlined, compliant and cost-effective route for healthcare organisations and the wider public sector to procure a range of finance, procurement and workforce services.

Erika Bannerman, Managing Director at NHS SBS commented: “We are delighted to have been named an approved supplier to this important framework agreement and to have been awarded to all four Lots. It means our NHS partners can call off all our existing services, as well as the new digital and data-led solutions we are developing for the NHS.”

She added: “Critically, it enables us to continue to support them as the NHS landscape changes with the development of ICSs – part of the most significant NHS reforms for a generation.”

The new Back Office Systems, Services and Support framework aims to give healthcare providers, commissioners and arm’s length bodies – including new Integrated Care Systems – access to the NHS SBS’s high-quality corporate services.

NHS SBS itself was created in 2004 by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver corporate services to the NHS, describing its purpose as “to make life easier for NHS staff, patients and suppliers by reimagining shared corporate services for the digital age.”

For more information about other NHS SBS framework agreements, click here.

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